Phillip Riese is president of RIESE & OTHERS a family investment vehicle that invests alongside Venture Capital and Private Equity firms globally, focusing on disruptive financial services; new domains of marketing excellence and efficiency; and advanced analytics. He is a board member of a number of these companies.
Prior to forming the company, he spent 18 years at American Express, ultimately as Chairman of American Express Centurion Bank and President of the Consumer Card Group, leading the teams that turned around American Express’ core business. Before his tenure American Express, Mr. Riese was a Division Executive at Chase Manhattan Bank and a partner at M.C. Geffen, a consulting firm in South Africa.
Phillip has an B.Com in Textiles from Leeds University in the UK, an MBA from the University of CapeTown in South Africa, and an MS from MIT in the US.